Men’s Weekend

Now in its second year!
Unplug, chill and immerse yourself in Tawonga’s beautiful wilderness for our second-ever Men’s Weekend!


Thursday, October 24 – Sunday, October 27, 2024


Anyone who is male-identifying and 21 or older


The community has asked, and we are heeding the call! Free from the stresses of work, home and urban life, Men’s Weekend will be a breath of fresh air, literally and figuratively. It combines the best parts of Tawonga’s programs and will enable participants to plug into nature while unplugging from daily life.

Program Overview

Men’s Weekend will provide a space for multitudes of experiences, from playing sports to your heart’s content and relaxing on the back porch, to bonding with new friends and finding spiritual moments during Shabbat. For men spanning the generations, Tawonga is your oyster!

These four days and three nights will be an opportunity for you to refocus, relax, have fun, and build community. You will have the chance to…

  • Unplug in nature through morning hikes in the Sierra wilderness, dips in the Tuolumne River, adventures on our high ropes course, yoga and more
  • Sweat it out with baseball, basketball, ultimate frisbee and more…we may even get a tournament going!
  • Spend the afternoons sampling Tawonga’s many program spaces like the pool, Tuolumne River, arts & crafts, lake and of course, ping pong
  • Tap into Judaism and spirituality through song sessions and a lively Shabbat celebration 
  • Chill on the back porch of the Dining Hall during daily Happy Hours with delicious snacks and drinks and enjoy tasty meals prepared by our wonderful kitchen staff
  • Deepen your skills and knowledge through dynamic guided workshops led by expert facilitators on career, parenthood, spirituality, relationships and more 

Anyone who is 21 or older and male-identifying is welcome – bring your dad, brother, uncle, old Tawonga bunkmates or partner! Bring a crew of your friends and live together in a cabin – or come solo and meet new friends! Please note this is a kid-free weekend.


$750Financial Assistance is available for Men’s Weekend. Learn more here

How to Register

We anticipate this weekend will fill! Registration for Men’s Weekend is open to the public. Sign up by clicking here. Note that this is a different registration link than for other Tawonga programs. When registering for this program, you will need to select “Adult/Family Application.”

A Glimpse Into Men’s Weekend

Check out a behind the scenes peek into the first ever Men’s Weekend in this blog post by a participant.

Health & COVID-19

In order to prioritize the health and safety of our campers, staff and the entire Tawonga community, we have made some changes to our programs and Camp practices. You can read more about our health and safety protocols for the 2023 season here in our FAQs. 2024 protocols coming soon.


If you have any questions about Men’s Weekend, or have an idea about how to make our next Men’s Weekend one for the books, feel free to reach out to Liz Chenok at or 415.543.2267.

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